The Catechism of the New Apostolic Church

8.2 Holy Communion

The Seventh Article of the New Apostolic Creed states: "I believe that Holy Communion was instituted by the Lord Himself in memory of the once brought, fully valid sacrifice, and bitter suffering and death of Christ. The worthy partaking of Holy Communion establishes our fellowship with Jesus Christ, our Lord. It is celebrated with unleavened bread and wine; both must be consecrated and dispensed by a minister authorised by an Apostle."

Of the three sacraments, Holy Communion is the one which is repeatedly made available and dispensed to a human being. The content and significance of Holy Communion cannot be fully grasped in rational or doctrinal terms. It is closely associated with the mystery of the person of Jesus Christ.

In Holy Communion, the reality of God and His devotion to mankind can be directly experienced. Holy Communion is the central event of the divine service. It also takes on a significant position in the consciousness and life of the faithful.

8.2.1 Designations for the sacrament
8.2.2 Old Testament references to Holy Communion
8.2.3 Jesus' miracles of feeding and Holy Communion
8.2.4 The Passover meal
8.2.5 The institution of Holy Communion by Jesus Christ
8.2.6 Holy Communion in the first epistle to the Corinthians
8.2.7 The significance of bread and wine
8.2.8 Holy Communion as a meal of remembrance
8.2.9 Holy Communion as a meal of profession
8.2.10 Holy Communion as a meal of fellowship
8.2.11 Holy Communion as an eschatological meal
8.2.12 The real presence of the body and blood of Christ in Holy Communion
8.2.13 The real presence of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion
8.2.14 The relationship between forgiveness of sins and Holy Communion
8.2.15 Holy Communion and the Apostle ministry
8.2.16 The words of consecration in Holy Communion
8.2.17 The celebration and receiving of Holy Communion
8.2.18 The prerequisites for partaking in Holy Communion
8.2.19 The manner in which Holy Communion is received
8.2.20 The effects of Holy Communion
8.2.21 Eligibility for partaking in Holy Communion
8.2.22 Communion celebrations of the churches